Some Novels You Should Read At Least Once

Some Novels You Should Read At Least Once
On most occasions, I tend to read 1/3~ of a novel to get a feel of things. These are [completed] some personal favorites and also some to pass time. A small summary of the novel which may contain spoilers!

I started out with Wuxia and explored other genre like Xianxia and Xianhuan. Not a ranking list btw ^^;;

Jin Yong, Gu Long, Liang Yusheng... etc, all great.
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Created: Jun 8th, 2022, Updated: Jun 11th, 2022
Created Jun 8th, 2022
Updated Jun 11th, 2022
CN (4)
112 Chapters Every 114.9 Day(s) 5351 Readers 36 Reviews 03-20-2018
Also known as Jiang Ye, it has a drama series of it. MC is smart, arrogant, ruthless, and naughty. I think he's a bit a sad*st or BDMS? Reminds me of Wei Xiao Bao.... more>>
CN (4.4)
48 Chapters Every 628.4 Day(s) 19324 Readers 338 Reviews 08-05-2015
Great world, great characters. MC is shameless, likes to rob people, cultivations focused, good story. Some nice foreshadowing. Sometimes it drags on, but overall, I feel that it is pretty good. ... more>>
CN (4.2)
206 Chapters Every 3 Day(s) 4239 Readers 62 Reviews 10-31-2022
A shame that this novel never gets translated through. I was thoroughly impressed by how much details involved. The world is fantastic. Lots of space/time traveling, pass/present, all linked together, which makes it unique amongst novels I read. I read the remaining half using MTL, so it is not as accurate. Although it was dragging towards the end, but overall it was good. Recommend if you can read Chinese or have time, because it is a huge novel. ... more>>
CN (4.3)
916 Chapters Every 0.9 Day(s) 13253 Readers 231 Reviews 03-16-2018
It started out great, lots of potential, then it's all war-fare. MC usually is on a ship or on an island, with alot of dudes. If you like military, war, this is for you. Should be considered political as a tag too. Disappointing towards the middle and end. Seems like author forget characters, or some does not serve any purpose, other than starting out. And then there's this hyped up antagonist that supposedly for the MC to defeat, because throughout the novel, he has always been at odds with the MC. But towards the end, it was futile, he gave up just like that.... more>>
CN (3.9)
95 Chapters Every 118.4 Day(s) 4433 Readers 47 Reviews 11-24-2015
Great novel. Has a drama adaptation series of it. They did justice to the novel. Would 100% RECOMMEND, read or watch.... more>>
CN (4)
293 Chapters Every 0.9 Day(s) 4828 Readers 67 Reviews 08-23-2012
Smart MC, sex-maniac, lots of love making, show-off. Mature. Passing time.... more>>
CN (4.5)
1 Chapters Every 2000 Day(s) 497 Readers 0 Reviews 01-01-2015
Huang Rong. ... more>>
CN (4.1)
1 Chapters Every 2000 Day(s) 704 Readers 0 Reviews 01-01-2015
CN (4.3)
1 Chapters Every 2000 Day(s) 909 Readers 4 Reviews 07-24-2010
Anti-hero, but very loyal to his teacher. Does things unconventionally. Fools around alot and is a weasel. Since this was written long time ago, the characters are around 13-15 years of age.... more>>
CN (3.9)
1 Chapters Every 2000 Day(s) 407 Readers 0 Reviews 01-01-2015
CN (4.1)
1 Chapters Every 5915 Day(s) 659 Readers 5 Reviews 09-20-2006
Smiling Idiot Wanderer
CN (4.2)
291 Chapters Every 332.5 Day(s) 13956 Readers 146 Reviews 03-14-2017
Either author loves the term -loli- or the translators do, describe everything as loli. I might have mixed it with another novel, I am not sure. ... more>>
CN (4.2)
18 Chapters Every 188.8 Day(s) 18575 Readers 190 Reviews 03-08-2015
Age, time, space, the author needs to calm down with the numbers. One blink and 100m years passed. Literally. IET can't write romance, and it's not romance focus, so that's OK. But he needs to dial back on the time. I think the MC was like 1 billion years old or something, and that wasn't even the end of the novel.... more>>
CN (4.2)
287 Chapters Every 0.9 Day(s) 12101 Readers 102 Reviews 06-08-2016
My first xianxia novel, so I would recommend this as great passing time. Starts out small, then gradually become greater, dealing with Cultivators, Immortals, then... more>>
CN (4.4)
32 Chapters Every 145.2 Day(s) 16344 Readers 235 Reviews 01-21-2017
Same universe as ISSTH. If Menghao is that kid in HS who likes to fight and scam people, then Bai Xiaochun is that kid who wanna live in peace, but somehow always gets in trouble, somewhat of a class clown.... more>>
CN (4)
10 Chapters Every 268.8 Day(s) 11396 Readers 201 Reviews 07-17-2016
Forgot what happen with this one, it has been a while since I read it. I remember that I did liked some of it though.... more>>
CN (4)
1 Chapters Every 2582 Day(s) 252 Readers 1 Reviews 11-05-2015
Has a drama series adaptation. Some changes, it's not bad, besides fight scenes. Novel-wise, ruthless and determined MC. Smart, an a-hole, scheming. Lots of political, he is a Prince after all. His father is also ranked up there.... more>>
CN (3.9)
278 Chapters Every 408.2 Day(s) 13396 Readers 168 Reviews 03-21-2017
This might be the one where author loves the term -loli- Maybe the author is trying tell us something? Also connects to same universe as... more>>
CN (4.1)
270 Chapters Every 103 Day(s) 3543 Readers 24 Reviews 03-12-2022
Read this if you love tragedy. If you like to work so hard for something you cannot achieve. Self hate, self torture, unfulfillment, to read 260 chapters for nothing. But other than that, I guess you can reflect on how the MC grow as a person-ish? Have you read Little Li's Flying Dagger? Li Xunhuan and this MC can be best buddies. They can sulk all day about love they will never be able to get. Maybe the author focused so much on how emotionally damaged the MC is that everything else is subpar. I don't remember any memorable characters. Maybe his teacher is the exception.... more>>
CN (3.8)
20 Chapters Every 558.9 Day(s) 18161 Readers 327 Reviews 06-01-2016
The fax and copy machine was created after the engineer read this novel. Fact.... more>>
CN (3.9)
51 Chapters Every 138.8 Day(s) 269 Readers 0 Reviews 08-28-2021
Xiao Li's FeiDao never missed.
KR (3.9)
40 Chapters Every 131.3 Day(s) 17439 Readers 234 Reviews 02-17-2019
Just read the manhwa. At least your eyes will be blessed.
KR (4.4)
20 Chapters Every 85.1 Day(s) 22828 Readers 454 Reviews 07-09-2019
Not sure what the author was trying to do with the character, or development therefore. I was bribed by the high rating. If you like how they portrayed MC in most Japanese rom-com or teenager/highschool kind of love, you might like this. Although the MC is a 26 years old man. A literally manchild.... more>>
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  1. Abhinav0703
    Abhinav0703· Sep 12, 2022 03:16 PM
    nice list
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  2. Lord of sin
    Lord of sin· Sep 30, 2022 10:38 AM
    I've heard a step into the past is a tear jerker, in a good way or a clannad anime way, I really did break down, and for joy if life is romance overall ok? Thanks
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    • hitabox
      hitabox· Author · Nov 4, 2022 03:42 AM

      Whoops, hadn't been on for a while to check comments. A Step Into The Past is definitely somewhat emotional if you're invested into the character (not in a Clannad way), it can be comedic too. The ending is bittersweet, sort-of. It was one of my first few novels, I liked it.

      Joy of Life is not romance focus so if you have intention of reading it for that then you might want to reconsidered. MC has love interests here and there, but it's more of playfully flirting, and their interactions are funny. His main love interests aren't damsel in distress so that's a big plus. It's political, but enjoyable IMO. He is involved with court officials so there's no helping it.

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